Most teams are looking at this week’s NFL draft with a sense of optimism and rebirth. Raider fans know better. The draft has crushed the hopes of Raider Nation perhaps more than any other team. Don’t believe me?
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The Giants have agreed to a $1,866,500 million deal with their No. 1 pick, Christian Arroyo, a high school shortstop from Tampa, sources say. Arroyo was the 25th pick overall, so he signed for slot value.
As Mark Appel sat in the Stanford dugout and glanced out at sun-kissed Sunken Diamond this week, the star pitcher reminded himself just how much it meant to return for his final college season.
Mark Appel spurned the Pittsburgh Pirates and decided to remain at Stanford for his senior season, one of the first big casualties of baseball’s new restrictions on amateur signing bonuses.
Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh have a man in mind for the 30th pick in Thursday’s NFL draft, if the player is still around at that spot for San Francisco. And if the 49ers don’t jump on a chance to move up to land someone they believe could help right away as the reigning NFC West champions look to make another Super Bowl push in 2012.
For nearly a half-century, Al Davis ran the Oakland Raiders’ draft room in his own unique way. He coveted speed and size, seemingly ahead of almost all other attributes.
The Oakland Raiders have taken offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski with their second-round pick in the NFL draft.